d. r. sanchez, aka Debra R. Sanchez, has moved over thirty times and has lived in five states in two countries… so far. She and her husband have 3 adult children, 4.5 grandchildren, a cat and a dog.
She leads writing groups, workshops and retreats. Her writing has won awards in various genres.
Her book And My Mother Cried/Y Mi Mama Lloró was awarded “Best Children’s Book of 2017” at The Author Zone (TAZ) awards. Prompted, Prodded, Published: How Writing Prompts Can Help All Writers and also received a 2017 TAZ award. Her book of poetry, Raw & Unfinished, was awarded a TAZ award in 2018.
Her dystopian play about libraries Pages (Páginas) was published in English and Spanish. Her other plays and monologues have been produced and published. Other works have been published in literary magazines, newspapers, and anthologies.
She is easily distracted by swirling leaves, melting snowflakes and floating clouds. If you see her staring at a tree silhouette for more than a minute, interrupt her gaze so that she can continue on her way.
Author-in-hiding, Digital Artist-in-training, Student-in-perpetuum